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Monday, June 18, 2012

The awkward hike

        Hey gals! Sarah here, your favorite basilmentos star! Today my mom and I went on a hike. I didnt really like it very much because I spent a majority of the time bundled up in a wad of jackets underneath Anna's arm. It would have been fine on a chilly day, but man, I was sweltering! Anna was complaing about the heat and I was like "Come on, lady! Your not the one suffocating in a pile of jackets!"  I asked her to take me out, but she said people might think she is weird for carrying a doll around just because she is a teenager. But seriously, who wouldnt want to be seen with me!? 

        Anyways, we hiked up a trail a little ways until we got to a bunch of smaller dirt paths bursting over with vegitation. There were misquitoes EVERYWHERE, and if you stopped moving for more than 5 seconds, you became their afternoon snack. Strangley enough, Anna didnt seem to mind, and she set me up for a little filming. I like filming. Whenever Anna takes out the camera I get excited, because I know I am going to be in the spotlight for a while.

        The only issue is that we were filming in a public place, and when people walked by- it was super awkward. You can only imagine the confused stares we got from hikers along the trail. Sometimes people would ask what we are doing, which is actually kind of good, because then Anna could explain and the hikers would move on. Eventually we worked our way up to an overlook- a big mistake. There were beautiful panoramic views all around, mountains, the glittering sea, and LOTS of traffic. We had to climb a steep side trail to get up to the overlook, so we figured that there would be no issue with other hikers strolling through. We were wrong. Every few minutes we would hear voices and a new group of people would emerge from the bushes. Most of them seemed confused by the filming, and some asked questions. Anna went along taking pictures and I modeled perfectly- as usual. Thankfully, we finished that scene pretty quickly, and we could escape the awkwardness of being watched while filming a video. I was tired, and it was late, so we trundled back down the hill (at this point Anna had given up on hiding me in a bundle of jackets) and drove home.

  I have to go filming tommarow too. Man, it has been a long week. We probably wont have any videos posted this week, but there are plenty coming soon. Until then, here is a picture from today's hike for you all to enjoy. 
     
 Hope you are all having a great summer!
                                                         --- Sarah

12 comments:

  1. When I am doing photo shoots with my doll (McKenna) I will usually do it on my porch steps or by my flower garden. I think it is funny because when my neighbors across the street see me they the sit on their porch and watch me take photos!

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  2. Omg!
    Can't wait to see the new vids!!!
    I absolutely LOVE the scenery that is around you!!
    =)
    -☮♥ⓂⒺⒼ

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  3. I love this picture!
    Haha I love that you tell the stories from doll point of views ! :D

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  4. I hate it when everyone stares when I'm with my dolls. It makes everything awkward.
    Love the picture! I can't wait to see your new videos.

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  5. I agree with your doll....It is VERY awkward when people watch you make videos


    ----Bunnyslippers

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    1. yup i get really nervous when people stare at me when i have my doll.

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  6. How do you put a picture for blogger?
    Can you help me on my blog?
    It's http://fuzzypanda2345.blogspot.com

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  7. It must of been really akward! today my sister and I were filming and our neighbor came and said" what's with the dolls?" :( embarassment!

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  8. The new vid you made (sisterly love)- are the pics from the hike????


    ---clare

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  9. I love the vid! I would have said that on youtube but I don't have an account:) You are so awesome!

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  10. When my family & normal people stare at me and say suff like Oh look at Lil Lauren with her doll. And i say.. Okay??? And lavender says... They are lames id rather be at american girl -_-

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The story behind it all....

In September of 2009, a pre-teen girl named Anna was searching youtube. She no longer used her american girl dolls. they were behind the closet doors, gathering dust. She reluctantly glanced over, then began to type in the search bar: American Girl Dolls. A video came up. She clicked on it. 14 coustumed dolls slid onto the screen and began to dance together, waving their arms and doing cartwheels. Anna was shocked. How could this be possible? This was.... Amazing. She quickly searched a few more. There were hudreds of videos, by usernames like stephenswodadancer, AGlovejess and girloftheyearstudios. Anna couldn't believe it. This new discovery was incredible! She ran to her room and pulled out her two dolls, felicity and samantha. She grabbed her camera. And, she began to film.


It is now four years later. I work on videos almost everyday, usually stopmotions. I have gathered quite a few veiws and subscribers on youtube, and I really appriciate when people comment on my videos. I have come unbelievibly far, but I still leave up those first videos from two years ago, because for me, those are the memories that I will always treasure. I am so happy that I can share them with you.